New Library books, including writing a business plan

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Several new books have arrived in the Library to support Lincoln International Business School students. My favourite from this list  is Vaughan Evans (2016) Financial Times Essential Guides Writing a Business Plan: How to win backing to start up or grow your business because it will be of such practical use to students. It is a skill every business student ought to acquire.

Female business pioneer to launch equality centre

Another week, another coup. Pioneering businesswoman and philanthropist Dame Stephanie ‘Steve’ Shirley will deliver a free public talk at the University of Lincoln, UK, offering a fascinating insight into her life and career and open an equality centre.

Starting life as an unaccompanied Austrian child refugee in 1939; someone who benefited from the Kindertransport which saved 10,000 children, she went on to build a ground-breaking all-woman software company, which was valued at $3 billion and made millionaires of 70 of her team members.

Her ground-breaking employee initiatives are to be admired as she battled against discrimination. She founded a software company in 1962 from her dining room table with just £6 and soon after adopted the name ‘Steve’ to aid her in the business world. She employed only women until the 1975 Sex Discrimination Act made it illegal to do so. She offered part-time and flexible employment to professional women with dependants, pioneered new work practices, and changed the position of professional women (especially in the hi-tech industry) along the way.

Her talk, entitled A Woman’s Story, will take place on Tuesday 21st March in the Stephen Langton Building on the University of Lincoln’s Brayford Pool Campus, starting at 6.15 pm, with an exhibition beforehand. All are welcome.

As a taster, here’s a ‘Why do ambitious women have flat heads?’ It’s both moving and inspiring because it’s about someone who has made a success of their lives, against all the odds.

New online tutorial: ‘Finding information for your assignment’

This newly-produced Articulate tutorial is about refining your research strategy; uniquely based on a student house-hunting expedition. This idea was devised by the Psychology, Sports and Education Subject Librarian, Oonagh Monaghan. We hope you like it.

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Charlotte Hogg Great Minds lecture – Monday 6th March 2017

What a coup! The University of Lincoln has managed to get “the most powerful woman in the Bank of England’s 300-year history”, Deputy Governor Charlotte Hogg, to share her experiences of life at the top of England’s central bank and reflect on her amazing career in finance and banking. Prior to taking up her current position in 2013, Charlotte was Head of Retail Distribution and Intermediaries at Santander UK. She has also worked at McKinsey & Company where she was a Principal in Financial Services, at Morgan Stanley where she was Managing Director of Strategic Planning, was CEO of Goldfish Bank and then Managing Director of Experian, UK & Ireland.

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Charlotte is a member of the Finance, Audit and Remuneration Committees (equivalent of Board) of Oxford University Press and is a Trustee and former chair of First Story Ltd. She was also a former Director of BBC Worldwide and member of Audit and Remuneration Committees, a former Governor of Nottingham Trent University and whilst in New York, former Board member of Partnership with Children.

Book your ticket here:

 

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/_forms/publiclectureprogramme/bookings_charlotteHogg_06Mar17.aspx

 

Resit week reminder

for students: This is a reminder that resit week is taking place the week commencing Monday 3rd August. If you have a resit exam this will be taking place between Monday 3rd August and Friday 7th August. The date and time of the exam will be available on your timetable now. All resit coursework must be uploaded to Blackboard via turnitin by 23.59m on Monday 3rd August. Please note hard copies will not be accepted.

If you are submitting a languages resit assessment a hard copy must be handed in only. You do not need to submit via turnitin.

If you have any questions about resits please contact UGadmin-business@lincoln.ac.uk

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Lincoln’s research Repository

The University of Lincoln’s highly recommended Institutional Repository is our permanent deposit of research outputs which can be browsed or searched through this website or through searching the internet. Wherever possible, repository content is freely available for download and use according to our Copyright and Use Notice.  The Lincoln Business School holds some 885 articles (browse by University structure > College of Social Sciences > Lincoln Business School) whose impressive archive stretches back to 1989. Alternatively you can browse by year,  subject or creator (via an a-z of surnames).  For instance, Geeta Lakshmi currently has 7 articles with more in the pipeline, and Juliana Siwale has 8 articles in the Repository as members of the Business School.

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https://eprints.lincoln.ac.uk/

1-1 Writing Support at the English Language Centre

The English Language Centre has Writing Support  to help international students with assignments and dissertations. Students can come to their ‘Drop-In’ Sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-2pm at the Student Support Centre in the Main Administration Building.

New Events Management Guide Available

Calling all Events Management Students, a new guide is now available here to help you locate relevant infomation for your course.

Finding Information for Events Management

If you need any further help then please email Daren or myself at businesslibrarian@lincoln.ac.uk